News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S4 features
Apr 01, 2013
Samsung has finally released confirmed dates as to when the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV will be released in the United Kingdom with these dates being 25 and 26 April 2013. UK retailers have since opened up Pre-order registration for the Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV starting from £629.95 (RM2962.44) without any SIM (meaning there isn't any data plan or service contract). The smartphone is available in both 'Black Mist' and 'White Frost'.
Mar 29, 2013
Previously we reported on the early benchmarks done using the Snapdragon 600-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9505 which were done using Geekbench 2. Now, benchmarks using the Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV or I9500 have come up and blown practically every other device out of the water. The benchmark tests were done using AnTuTu and Quadrant. Check them out below:
AnTuTu (Higher is better)
Mar 28, 2013
While most reviews cover most of the feature tests and performance tests, testing battery life can take quite some time so it is only just now that we have the battery life tests fo the Samsung Galaxy S4. While the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks and feels about the same weight and size as the Samsung Galaxy S III, it has a bigger screen, more powerful processors and about 500 mAh more with its 2600 mAh battery. Bear in mind that these tests were done with the Snapdragon 600 quad core enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 and cover 3 tests which include talk time, web browsing and video playback.
Mar 22, 2013
While many know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming, few know that it is coming in two flavours. Like what some of our readers at the Mobile Mega Mall Facebook page have noted, the I9500 is powered by the 8-core Exynos processor but doesn't have any LTE capabilities while the I9505 model will be powered by the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and have LTE capabilities.
Thankfully, Malaysia is one of the few countries that will be getting both models (which may lead to an I9500 vs I9505 comparison later on ;) ). The full list is below but not completely accurate (as in some countries might be missing).
Mar 21, 2013
As the impending bells of release for the Samsung Galaxy S4 sound, those with early access at Primate Labs have done early benchmarks on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and compared it with other smartphones in the same class. The results were impressive as the Samsung Galaxy S4 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz processor beat all of the other smartphones using the Geekbench 2 benchmark.
Mar 20, 2013
In a move that would likely make the Samsung Galaxy S4 even more attractive, Samsung and HP have teamed up to make it almost effortless for Samsung Galaxy S4 owners to print wirelessly using HP printers. Covering almost 200 HP Inkjets and Laserjets, the move makes wireless printing from your phone, in this case the Samsung Galaxy S4, even easier than before.
Previously, printing wirelessly from your phone required a number of applications to be set up both on the phone as well as on the connecting PC or computer hooked up to the printer. However, with this feature, users looking to do a lot of wireless printing have just one more reason to buy the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.
Mar 19, 2013
Those looking to make their decisions to buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 based on its ability to handle Qi wireless charging should now rest easy as the Wireless Power Consortium has confirmed that the smartphone is now compatible. While you won't be able to charge your brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 straight out of the box onto your Qi wireless charger, you can charge the smartphone this way by getting an optional back battery cover and wireless charging pads.
Mar 18, 2013
On top of being one of the first smartphones to have an 8-core processor Samsung's Galaxy S4 packs in a number of new Samsung-only features that help to make your smartphone experience better. Some of the new features which stood out for us included:
Dual Camera: Take photos and videos with both the front and rear cameras at the same time.
S Translator: Translate language on the fly from speech to text and text to speech. Almost like the Pomegranate phone.
Feb 01, 2013
It's finally official. The Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV is going to be officially launched in Malaysia on 27 April 2013 at 'below' location. Thankfully, Malaysia is one of the countries to get the first roll-out of Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV price in Malaysia shall be RM2199 (RRP).
Samsung have revealed the location of the launchings as below:
- Berjaya Times Square
- Seremban Store
- Ipoh Store
- The Gardens, MidValley
- Queensbay Mall, Penang
- Danga Bay, Johor